Litigation Paralegal - Labor & Employment Law - 90212761 - Washington (Hybrid)

Date: Sep 22, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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Our values of ‘Do the Right Thing, Excel Together and Put Customers First’ are at the heart of what matters most to us, and our Core Capabilities, ‘Building Trust, Accountability, Effective Communication, Customer Focus, and Proactive Safety & Security’ are what every employee needs to know and do to be most impactful at Amtrak. By living the Amtrak values, focusing on our capabilities, and actively embracing and fostering diverse ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives, together we will honor our past and make Amtrak a company of the future.
 


 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
This position is responsible for providing legal support to Law Department attorneys and staff in cases and administrative projects.  In particular, this position will partner with attorneys in Amtrak’s Litigation group and assist with matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Act as a point of contact for Amtrak’s outside counsel in collecting case materials;
  • Monitor and update cases through an internal case management system, noting deadlines and major case updates;
  • Assist attorneys in carrying out legal research, including gathering and analyzing research data, such as statutes, decisions, legal arguments, codes, and documents;
  • Assist attorneys in drafting legal documents, including contracts, subpoena responses, preservation memoranda, and statements;
  • Liaise with numerous employees across multiple departments within Amtrak;
  • Preparing cases for attorneys by organizing exhibits, finalizing affidavits and legal correspondences, and maintaining documents in paper and electronic filing systems;
  • Assist attorneys in investigating facts and laws of cases, and search pertinent sources to determine causes of action and prepare cases;
  • Assist attorneys in interviewing witnesses and scheduling depositions;
  • Other special projects, legal support tasks, and administrative duties as needed. 

 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Paralegal Certificate
  • Two to five years of relevant experience working in a large law firm or corporate legal department environment 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with internal clients and outside counsel. 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Excellent research and analytical skills  
  • Excellent prior job performance  
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload 
  • Ability to organize and analyze large volumes of information and documents
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet constant deadlines
  • Ability to work with a variety of personalities in a strong team environment
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Coordinate multiple cases and projects and adapt to changing priorities
  • Effectively manage and utilize Amtrak’s financial resources

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with railroads or other industrial environments with extensive personnel policies, labor agreements, and discipline processes.
  • Experience supporting matters before the EEOC, OSHA, or similar federal agencies.

 


COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:151702
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia
Job Family/Function:Legal 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.


All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.


Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.



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